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eLab student entrepreneurs make their first pitches to NYC alumni


Students in 20 businesses pitched their ideas to 150 Cornell alumni, investors and friends during the eLab pitch night Nov. 11 at Cornell Tech in New York City. The night gave students one of the first opportunities to share their ideas since they were chosen for eLab in September. Their ideas ranged from home monitoring to nursing shortage solutions to astronomical tourism. “I think the companies here are reflective of the diversity of the amazing curriculum at Cornell,” said Andrea Ippolito ’06 MEng ‘07, a lecturer in the College of…

“Americans Who Tell the Truth” highlights stories of courage


“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” an exhibit that ran through the month of November in the MVR Gallery, included portraits and narratives highlighting citizens who courageously addressed issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. The exhibit included 17 of Robert Shetterly’s portraits of well-known historical figures like Frederick Douglass, Mother Jones, Cesar Chavez, and John Lewis, as well as lesser-known individuals who spoke truth to power. These individuals are the people we should consider our “forefathers” and “foremothers,” Shetterly said at the opening of the exhibit on Nov. 11. “They’re…

Popular Music Course Makes its Winter Session Debut


Cornell’s Winter Session has always been a great way for students to earn credits, but many may not realize that some popular courses, often closed out during the spring and fall semesters, are also available during the winter. One such course is Music 2260: Music of the 1960s, taught by Benjamin Piekut, professor and director of graduate studies for the Cornell Department of Music. This online course will be offered for the first time during Winter Session, which runs January 3-21, 2022.  Over three weeks the class will examine how rock,…

Antibodies help keep harmful forms of gut fungi in check


Antibody protection against harmful forms of fungi in the gut may be disrupted in some patients with Crohn’s disease – a condition caused by chronic inflammation in the bowel – according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. Previous studies have shown that the immune system plays a key role in maintaining a healthy balance of gut bacteria. In the new study, published Nov. 22 in Nature Microbiology, senior author Iliyan Iliev, associate professor of immunology in medicine, and his team investigated if it might also play a…

Cornell’s first Laidlaw scholars research, lead


The Laidlaw scholars at Cornell are diving into a world of research. Over the first summer of the program, 24 Cornellians selected for the prestigious international program completed research projects on topics ranging from migration and big data to entomology, engineering communications and animal science. Administered by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Program promotes ethical leadership and international research for students at 13 universities, launched at Cornell in April 2021. Einaudi’s faculty connections and international focus connect Laidlaw scholars with mentors, global…

Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience


Art, exhibits, and emerging knowledge come together at Cornell Botanic Gardens this fall to express the ways in which Indigenous and rural communities around the world are adapting to disruptions caused by the climate crisis. The exhibition “Ecological Calendars: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change” illustrates the value and impact of the Ecological Calendars and Climate Adaptation Project (ECCAP). The collaborative research project investigates how climate-driven shifts in ecological patterns, such as first snowfall or the emergence of specific plants, adversely affect farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists…

Developing drought-resistant beans in Costa Rica through genetic improvement


As Costa Rica gets dangerously warmer and drier due to the onslaught of climate change, bean breeders here are at the front lines of the fight to protect food security. Beans are not only a food staple with cultural significance in the country — as seen in classic dishes such as gallo pinto and casado — but they are also the second most commercialized agricultural product in the domestic market, accounting for 8.94% of the domestic economy ($93.5M). At the Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA), scientists are dedicated to…

Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth’s oxygen budget


A new study co-led by a Cornell researcher has identified serpentinite – a green rock that looks a bit like snakeskin and holds fluids in its mineral structures – as a key driver of the oxygen recycling process, which helped create and maintain the sustaining atmosphere for life on Earth. “This cycle is a really a big deal,” said Esteban Gazel, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell’s College of Engineering, and co-lead author on the study. “In the end, we’re talking about the budget of oxygen on…

Jack Blakely, professor emeritus and materials scientist, dies at 85


Jack Blakely, a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering who made several important discoveries in the field of surface science, died at Cayuga Medical Center on Oct. 29. He was 85. Blakely joined Cornell in 1963 and served two separate terms as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research focused on the relationship between the properties of solid surfaces and their structure and composition. Blakely was one of the first describe, in extensive detail, the formation of graphene on metal surfaces. And his studies of…

New tool predicts where coronavirus binds to human proteins


A computational tool allows researchers to precisely predict locations on the surfaces of human and COVID-19 viral proteins that bind with each other, a breakthrough that will greatly benefit our understanding of the virus and the development of drugs that block binding sites. The tool’s developers have provided a user-friendly interactive web server that displays all of the protein structures, such that virologists and clinicians without computational skills can make use of the protein models to see if existing drugs, or those in development, fit into the proper binding sites….

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